PWInsider.com has provided an update on when the “Elimination Chamber” PPV will take place in 2015. As previously reported, WWE is moving the annual Pay-Per-View event from its normal spot in February to a time closer to “SummerSlam” in August. PWInsider confirms this report.
The report claims that “Elimination Chamber” may be moving to June, replacing WWE’s “Payback” PPV, which may be moving to May. This would mean that “Extreme Rules” would also be moving, possibly to April, as it has been the May event for some time.
As previously reported, Brock Lesnar is expected to remain WWE World Heavyweight Champion until WrestleMania 31, and is only working limited dates until that PPV. Initially, Lesnar was reportedly advertised to face John Cena, who is the No. 1 Contender for the title, at “Royal Rumble” in January, but new reports claim that match may happen in December at WWE “TLC.”
Regardless as to when Lesnar works next, he is not expected to perform in February, just one month prior to WrestleMania 31. Without the title on the line in the Elimination Chamber, nor a No. 1 Contender spot, the company does not believe February is the appropriate place to hold the event.
With the PPV taking place in June, the Elimination Chamber match may very well set up a No. 1 Contender for whoever is the WWE World Heavyweight Champion moving forward into both “Money In The Bank” and “SummerSlam” events.
Smart to move the event without the title or No. 1 Contendership on the line. Makes sense.